Category Archives: News

We Are Delighted To Welcome Chrissy Farrer To The Team

Chrissy Farrer, a chartered town planner from Derby with over 20 years’ experience working in the public sector, has often thought about a move into the private sector and how this could be combined with flexible working hours, but the right opportunity never came along.… More >>

New Use Class E – A ray of Hope for Britain’s Highstreets?

What is Class E use?

Introduced by the government in mid-2020, the new use Class E in the Use Class Order 1987 (as amended) covers establishments formally included in classes A1 (shops), A2 (financial and professional) and A3 (restaurants and cafes).… More >>

Changing Shopping Habits in a Post-COVID World: Where Does Planning fit in?

In a world dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Highstreet shopping quickly became a thing of the past last year, on a scale that could never have been foreseen.… More >>

A Practical Guide to Material Planning Considerations

When planning permission is being sought out for a new development, there are an endless number of potential objections and issues that may be raised by concerned local residents.… More >>

Planning Success – Change of Use, Residential to Offices

We are delighted to have assisted our client by securing planning permission for a business hub within a residential area of Hartlepool.… More >>

The Tale of the Headington Shark

We love the tale of the Headington Shark, but if you don’t operate in the world of #townplanning, you may have never heard about it 🦈

Back in the 80s, Bill Heine wanted to “liven up his house”, so he commissioned his friend to create an eight-metre (25ft) shark which would sit on his roof, perpetually appearing as though it had just crashed into the house from the sky.… More >>

Planning Success – Rural Commercial Enterprise

Another successful retail scheme for our Helen Heward, we’ve started to call her the retail Queen!… More >>